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Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights$
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Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001

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Knock, Knock the Hustle: Resisting Commercialism in the African American Family Film

Knock, Knock the Hustle: Resisting Commercialism in the African American Family Film

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(p.56) Knock, Knock the Hustle: Resisting Commercialism in the African American Family Film
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Post-Soul Satire
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Thomas R. Britt

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0004

This chapter investigates the African American family film for portraits of black family life. Providing an analysis of three commercially-unsuccessful films – Louis C.K. Pootie Tang, Lance Rivera’s The Perfect Holiday, and Erik White’s Lottery Ticket – this chapter explores the means by which these films satirize the “supercapitalist” value system permeating the entertainment industry. These films point to alternative sources of happiness and fulfilment existing outside those provided by material comfort.

Keywords:   Film, Family, Pootie Tang, Perfect Holiday, Lottery Ticket

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